Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor have been detained in China for over two years.
It's been a blur.
An earlier statement suggested the two were indicted and tried but Canadian officials have determined it was inaccurate and a translation error.
The International Crisis Group's president used a high-level UN meeting to appeal to Beijing over the detention of Michael Kovrig.
“We will stand up loudly and clearly for human rights all around the world,” the prime minister said.
Michael Kovrig, one of the two Canadian "Michaels" detained in China, was granted a consular visit for the first time in 10 months.
The U.S. secretary of state compared China to the “Irans and Venezuelas of the world.”
Nineteen prominent Canadians, including former Liberal ministers, want the Trudeau government to take the controversial step.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the charges against Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor are “completely groundless.”
They have been detained in China since December 2018 following Meng Wanzhou's arrest in B.C.